Headsupfantasy.com Week 13 Picks November 29, 2013  |  Jeff


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Welcome, Fake Footballers! Aside from smashing on opponents each week in our yearly fantasy football leagues, we at The Fake Football also do some dabbling in the fine arts of Daily Fantasy Sports. If you like the rush of fantasy football in one-week portions (with a few pesos on the line), then Daily Fantasy Sports may be your cup of tea as well. This season, we will be pumping out weekly advice for the daily games run by our pals over at Headsupfantasy.com, which is a new platform that offers daily gaming with NO RAKE taken. Need convincing? Take it from the Headsupfantasy folks themselves:

“It is our goal to present our users with the most enjoyable and affordable form of competition possible. Under no circumstances will Headsupfantasy take any percentages from user funds in challenges or pools.  Users can use our organized categories to find the perfect game for them. We have provided the clearest form of scoring for each sport so that all our users can compete on an even scale.”

So, instead of the host site taking a percentage of your hard earned winnings, you simply purchase “tokens”, and use one per contest. Now that you have an idea of how things work, let’s check out the format:

Each week, players have multiple formats to choose from including 2 athlete, 3 athlete, and 6 athlete contests. Within those formats there are further options for fantasy degenerates to enjoy! All scoring is standard fantasy scoring…4 pt passing TDs and no PPR.

 

2 Athlete: Choose any TWO fantasy players then compete head-to-head in any one of five categories:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most touchdowns  * Most passing yards

* Most rushing Yards  * Most receiving yards

 * 3 Athlete: Choose any THREE fantasy players then compete head-to-head in any one of five categories:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most touchdowns  * Most passing yards

* Most rushing Yards  * Most receiving yards

6 Athlete: Choose any SIX fantasy players then compete head-to-head in either:

* Most combined fantasy points  * Most combined touchdowns

(6 athlete contests can be either QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/TE *fixed format* or six of any position)

 

 

WEEK 13 PICKS

With so many different contest options, we are going to highlight our favorite three formats and the picks we’re rolling with this Sunday. With the ability to select any fantasy football player, the options are endless, but here are the top plays for Week 13:

 

* 2 Athlete: Most Receiving Yards

– This week’s ‘2 Athlete’ format competition of choice is the Most Receiving Yards category. With Calvin Johnson and Dez Bryant already done for the week, there are plenty of other options to choose from that we don’t normally use on a  weekly basis. First, we will go with A.J. Green, who faces the Chargers in Week 13. San Diego allows the fourth most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers and Green is a monster who will capitalize on this matchup. Next to Green, we will use Brandon Marshall who draws the Minnesota secondary this week. The Vikings give up the ninth most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers and quarterback Josh McCown has been playing extremely well since filling in for Jay Cutler. Marshall should be in for yet another big day. THE PICK: A.J. Green and Brandon Marshall

 

* 3 Athlete: Most Rushing Yards

– In the ‘3 Athlete’ format, we will pick three running backs who will rack up tons of rushing yards. First and foremost, we will go with Adrian Peterson who has a dream matchup with Chicago’s putrid run defense. All Day will be running wild on Sunday and we couldn’t go into this style of competition without him. Next, we will go with BeastMode himself, Marshawn Lynch. Lynch and the Seahawks face New Orleans on Monday Night and with wintry weather in the forecast, Seattle will stick to their run game like usual. For our third back, we will go with Andre Brown who draws the Washington Redskins. Brown has been receiving huge workloads in the past few weeks and his production should continue this week as the Giants face the soft ‘Skins defense. THE PICK: Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch, Andre Brown

 

* 6 Athlete: Most Combined Fantasy Points (fixed format)

– This week’s ‘6 Athlete’ format provides quite a challenge. Weekly staples Peyton Manning and Jimmy Graham face tough matchups, making them less appealing than in previous weeks. At quarterback, despite Peyton’s matchup with Kansas City, we will still use the Denver quarterback this week. No other quarterback matchups jump out as locks for big production so sticking with the NFL’s most steady passer seems like the safe route. At tight end, we will skip the aforementioned Jimmy Graham as the Seattle defense always provides a formidable challenge at home. Rob Gronkowski will be the pick, as he his by far the best option if Graham isn’t used. At running back, we will go with Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch, who we covered above. At wide receiver, our previously used duo of A.J. Green and Brandon Marshall will be tough to beat so we will stick with that pair. This lineup of six players should put up a healthy point total this weekend. PICK: Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch, A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall, Rob Gronkowski

 

 

Good luck in Week 13, and be sure to check out Headsupfantasy!

 

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